Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available online by selecting any of the “Buy Tickets” buttons on the Home page or at the top of any page. Physical locations for ticket purchases are in Adams at Adams City Hall.  You can also purchase tickets by calling (615) 696-1300 (Especially if you are interested in group sales).

Do I need anything except my ticket to enter house for seating?

NO - We will scan your ticket or phone before you enter the pavilion for seating. Remember, we have reserved seating now, so your chosen seat is already selected when you purchased.

How long are the shows?

The shows are approximately 2 hours in length.  Finish time may vary because of crowd size.  Intermission is extended if the crowds are large to give everyone time to get a warm beverage and find the restrooms.

What is the Bell School “Outdoor” Theatre - Bell School Community Complex?

The outdoor theatre is located behind the Bell School building.  The plays are presented under a covered pavilion.  Seating is in padded folding chairs.  The pavilion has canvas side panels that are lowered during inclement weather but no heat; so if the weather is cold, you will need a sweater and /or blanket.  The nights can get chilly, especially for Spirit.  Please dress accordingly.

What should I expect to see?

You will see productions with the highest possible performance values.  The casts are composed of professional (equity and non-equity) actors and community actors as well.

Are there Restrooms?

Restrooms are located across the lane, just a short distance from the pavilion.

Is the festival Wheelchair accessible?

The festival is held in an historic building and an outdoor venue on uneven terrain. At this time, we are not ADA compliant. However, we are willing to help out anyone who might need a little more assistance to make sure everyone is safe and able to enjoy our shows. Feel free to call the box office (615-696-1300) to discuss any needs/concerns you might have.


Where can I get dinner before the show?

There are several restaurants very close to the pavilion.

Moss Restaurant is inside the Bell School and will be serving a “meat and 3” style dinner Not Open - Thurs (Oct 17), Fri(Oct 18) Will be OPEN - Fri (Oct 19) Check back for later performances.  
Adams Station BBQ is only a short distance north on Hwy 41.
Stuard’s Market (also north on Hwy 41) has snack type food and a few simple sandwich offerings.
Springfield is south of Adams approximately 12 ½ miles on Hwy 41.  There you will find a variety of“sit-down” restaurants and fast food establishments.
Guthrie KY (6 miles to Northwest)
Clarksville TN (20 miles to West)

Where Can I Park?

There is ample parking at the Bell School.  There will be attendants available to direct you to a parking spot. If you need special assistance, please call 615-696-1300.

Where Can I Stay overnight?

Exit 11 on I24 is the closest interstate exit and Springfield is the closest town with hotel accommodations.
Holiday Inn Express -Springfield, TN

Hampton Inn – Springfield, TN

Springfield Inn – Springfield, TN

Will there be concessions?

There will be “concession type” food available before the shows and during intermission.
The following items will be available for purchase before the performance or during the intermission.  CASH or Credit Card

Hamburgers ($4.50); Cheeseburgers ($4.75); Hotdogs $3.00); Cold Drinks ($1.25); Water ($1.00); Popcorn ($2.00); Nachos ($3.00); Chess Bars ($1.00); Brownies ($1.00); Cookies ($0.50); Coffee or Hot Chocolate (Small $1.00) (Large ($1.50); Chili ($3.00)

How Should I dress?

Please check the weather and dress accordingly. The pavilion has canvas side panels that are lowered during inclement weather but no heat, so if the weather is cold, you will need a sweater and /or blanket.  The nights can get chilly, especially for Spirit.

Refund Policy?

Tickets sold are not refundable.  Refunds are given ONLY in the event a show is cancelled.  In the event a show is cancelled, tickets would be good for a subsequent performance.  If a show is cancelled, and no performance dates remain, and Equity prevents a "make up" date, the ticket price would be refunded.  (This would not include any fees if purchased on line.)

What should i leave at home?